CoE Dean receives ECEDHA leadership award

April 1, 2015

CoE Dean, Gary S. May, recently received the Robert M. Janowiak Outstanding Leadership and Service Award given by the Electrical and Computer Engineering Department Heads Association (ECEDHA). The Robert M. Janowiak Award is given to individuals with a sustained record of leadership and service to ECEDHA and to electrical and computer engineering. May served at the chair of the School of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Georgia Tech from 2005-2011.

May’s field of research is computer-aided manufacturing of integrated circuits. He holds a patent on the topic, has authored over 200 technical publications, and has contributed to 15 books. He has also participated in the acquisition of over $49 million in research funding, and he has graduated 19 Ph.D. students. May served at the chair of the School of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Georgia Tech from 2005-2011. He was named dean of the College of Engineering in July 2011. He received his B.S. in electrical engineering from Georgia Tech in 1985 and the M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in electrical engineering and computer science from the University of California, Berkeley, in 1988 and 1991, respectively.

Presenting the award to May (c) were Dr. Zhihua Qu, Chair of ECE at the University of Central Florida (l) and John Janowiak, President of the International Engineering Consortium and Executive Director of ECEDHA (r).

The Electrical and Computer Engineering Department Heads Association is composed of heads or chairs of departments offering accredited programs in electrical and/or computer engineering. The purposes of ECEDHA  are threefold:

  • help advance the field;
  • facilitate member interaction and idea exchange;
  • improve communication with the profession, industry, government, and others.

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